CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Oct 9, 2013) -, the leading online exchange for individuals and families to compare health insurance quotes, landed the number 18 spot in the Top 100 Digital Companies picked by Built In Chicago. This is the second consecutive year that GoHealth has been included on this prestigious list.

With GoHealth employing more than 350 individuals in Chicago, the company has moved up the ranks by 12 spots since being chosen for the list last year. Built In Chicago reported that Chicago currently houses over 1,500 digital companies and the number of people working for these technology companies grew by 21 percent in 2013 with more than 40,000 employed in the sector.

"Chicago is a leading force in the technology and innovation sector, particularly in the healthcare space, and GoHealth continues to excel as a leader of this segment of our economy," said Mayor Rahm Emanuel. "GoHealth has made a strong commitment to hiring Chicagoans as it expands, and the company is on the forefront of an emerging and growing industry. I congratulate them on their continued recognition."

"It is such an honor to once again be recognized by Built In Chicago among these top digital companies," said Brandon Cruz, President of GoHealthInsurance. "We look forward to playing a continued role in the growth of Chicago's digital sphere and are excited to see this important field expand to great heights."

GoHealth has also been recognized as one of the 100 Best Workplaces in Chicago and received Chicago's 101 Best and Brightest Companies award from the National Association of Business Resources, along with appearing on the Inc. 500's Fastest Growing Companies in America list. Additionally, GoHealth recently signed an agreement with the federal government as an official web-broker entity and is ready to help guide consumers who may be eligible for these lower costs as well as others who are looking to get coverage. Consumers are able to access the new Health Insurance Marketplace through GoHealth beginning October 1.

"GoHealth will be the leading platform for consumer health exchanges given their deep industry expertise, the incredible technology they have built and the experienced team they've worked with for over 10 years," said Maria Christopoulos Katris, CEO of Built In.

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About GoHealthInsurance:
GoHealthInsurance and its customer-facing website is a health insurance technology platform, working with over 300 health insurance carriers and more than 10,000 licensed agents across the United States. Since the company's founding in 2001, the GoHealth platform has helped nearly 30 million Americans shop and compare health insurance quotes.

About Built in Chicago:
Built In Chicago is an online community for digital entrepreneurs in Chicago. With 17,500+ registered members, Built In Chicago hosts a community generated blog, the #1 job board for digital tech companies in Chicago, publishes data on the digital tech sector and organizes monthly, quarterly and annual events.

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